Bolsonaro Faces Decisive Week on the Investigation that Could Lead to his Temporary Removal from Office

The President talks about staying until 2026


This week will be decisive in whether Brazil's Attorney General's Office will denounce Jair Bolsonaro for corruption, obstruction of justice, and administrative advocacy. The president is also being investigated for attempting to interfere with the autonomy of the Federal Police.

Three ministers of state, six delegates, and a federal deputy will give depositions to confer the veracity of the accusations made by the former Car Wash judge Sergio Moro, who left the Ministry of Justice.

On Monday (11), Alexandre Ramagem Bolsonaro tried to place as head of the Federal Police, will give a deposition.

President Jair Bolsonaro at the Alvorada Palace. (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

Also, Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello will decide on the release of a video in which Bolsonaro supposedly appears to have threatened Moro with resignation if he did not change the agency's chief. On Tuesday, the president, ex-minister, and prosecutor will likely have access to the recording.

In the case of a formal denunciation, the Chamber of Deputies will vote on whether to proceed with the investigations. In the first case, Bolsonaro will be removed from office for up to 180 days.

Asked this Sunday (10) about resignation or impeachment, he said he would not leave until January 1, 2027.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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